hub-bub see HUBBUB (Cf. hubbub).

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  • hub|bub — «HUHB uhb», noun. a loud, confused noise; uproar: »The crowd of boys was in a hubbub …   Useful english dictionary

  • hub·bub — /ˈhʌˌbʌb/ noun [noncount] 1 : a loud mixture of sound or voices All the hubbub in the airport made it hard to hear the flight announcements. 2 : a situation in which there is much noise, confusion, excitement, and activity the …   Useful english dictionary

  • hub — hub·bard; hub·bell·ite; hub·ber; hub·bite; hub·ble; hub·ble·shew; hub·bly; hub·bub; hub·bu·boo; hub·by; hub; hub·ba·boo; hub·ble·show; …   English syllables

  • bub — beel·ze·bub; bub·ble·less; bub·ble·ment; bub·bler; bub·blet; bub·bly jock; de·bub·bliz·er; hub·bub; syl·la·bub; ze·bub; bub·ba; bub·kes; bub; bub·ble; bub·bly; bub·by; bub·bling·ly; …   English syllables

  • hub|ble-bub|ble — «HUHB uhl BUHB uhl», noun. 1. = hookah. (Cf. ↑hookah) 2. a bubbling sound. 3. confused talk. ╂[imitative formation < bubble] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hubbub — hub·bub …   English syllables

  • hubbub — hub·bub (hŭb’ŭb′) n. 1) A loud confusing noise: » could not be heard over the hubbub of the crowd. 2) A confused situation; a tumult: » returned to the hubbub of the city after a peaceful weekend in the country. See Synonyms at NOISE(Cf. ↑noise) …   Word Histories

  • hubbub — hub|bub [ˈhʌbʌb] n [singular, U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from a Celtic language] 1.) a mixture of loud noises, especially the noise of a lot of people talking at the same time 2.) a situation in which there is a lot of activity,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hubbub — hub|bub [ hʌ,bʌb ] noun singular or uncount 1. ) the noise of a lot of people talking at the same time, especially when they are angry or excited: Her voice was barely audible in the growing hubbub. 2. ) a situation in which a lot of people or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hubbub — hub•bub [[t]ˈhʌb ʌb[/t]] n. 1) a loud, confused noise 2) tumult; disorder • Etymology: 1545–55; appar. of Ir orig. syn: See noise …   From formal English to slang

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